Casper Bodewitz is game developer and owner of SmartArt Game Studio based in The Netherlands in the city of Groningen. He has been an avid game enthsiast since his first PC, the Olivetti M24. He loves to learn what makes games tick especially anything related to AI. Next to AI he focusses on programming and the business side of game development.
After getting his masters in Computational Intelligence in 2003, he worked as a software engineer for a number of years. Determined to pick up his AI interest again, he quit his job to become a independent software engineer to earn money and start of his own game studio. Finally in 2012 he founded SmartArt Game Studio which is looking to release its first title in 2013.
Ever wondered if games use open source software? In this blog post I talk about how open source has been a useful basis and addition to our development toolbox and how I approach in general the tool selection process.
When you are trying to fund a game you are trying to gather money to make money.
In this blog post I will talk about how to apply this common business sense to indie game development.
Where should you get the money from and how should you spend it?
[Blog - 09/13/2013 - 06:00]
I have looked at LibGDX ...
I have looked at LibGDX and the reason I did not put it in the post, is that it warrants a post in and of it self :- r n r nIn short it boils down to this: r n Slick2D was originally designed as an engine for 2D desktop ...
[Blog - 09/10/2013 - 09:24]
A good analysis of the ...
A good analysis of the problem that is currently present in the genre classification methodology. I think using idioms is a valid way to try to breakdown games in a different way. r n r nThe tools you describe could use some more elaboration in my opinion. In the pyramid ...
[News - 09/04/2013 - 12:29]
Great read. A game that ...
Great read. A game that I think can serve as a good economy example is the orginal Capitalism. It had the whole range of resources, semi products, consumer market and stock exchange. To me it always felt balanced.
[Blog - 08/01/2013 - 05:46]
All the best Nate Please ...
All the best Nate Please sit down, write down and sign the plan you have with your friends. It 's the best way to stay friends :- We did and we still see it as one of the things we are really happy for we did.